Get involved in EEF research projects

3 November 2020

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) are recruiting schools to volunteer in trials of high-potential projects across Early Years and Key Stages 1 and 2, including maths, literacy and the impact of Covid-19 on school…

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Online Safety Calendar 2020/2021

3 November 2020

The UK Safer Internet Centre has published a useful calendar prompting schools to consider different online safety themes throughout the school year. The calendar also contains links to useful safeguarding resources. You can download the…

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Key findings from Ofsted’s inspections data

3 November 2020

Ofsted judged a lower proportion of schools to be ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ in the first year of its new inspection framework, reports Schools Week.  On 29th October, Ofsted published management information on inspections conducted…

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Talking to pupils about their mental health

3 November 2020

Are your school's mental health solutions actually doing more harm than good, and how do you know? asks Ross McWilliam.  Ross McWilliam, MHFA National Trainer and author of The Amazing…

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Stormbreak: supporting the mental and physical health of children

21 October 2020

Stormbreak is a charity which supports primary schools to implement and shape a whole-school approach to embed mental and physical health benefits through movement. They have recently launched a new interactive digital platform to support…

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Headteacher Standards 2020

20 October 2020

The DfE released the best-practice standards for headteachers on 13th October. These standards are non-statutory and replace the National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers (2015). The standards can be used to: shape headteachers’ own…

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Governance Handbook updated

20 October 2020

The governance handbook for academy trusts and maintained schools has been updated.  Changes in the handbook reflect wider changes in education and the country as a whole, such as updates to Keeping…

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Calling all geography subject leaders….

20 October 2020

GeogPod is the Geographical Association's podcast. Each episode features a guest from within the Geography community who discusses their work and areas of interest with host, John Lyon. Geography subject…

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Changes to checks for EU sanctions on EEA teachers from 1st Jan

20 October 2020

The DfE has produced guidance on how schools should carry out pre-employment checks on teachers coming from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (EEA) from 1 January 2021. This is because professional regulators in the EEA will no longer…

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Primary school accountability

19 October 2020

The DfE has made it very clear that the department will not hold schools and colleges to account on the basis of exams and assessment data from summer 2020 and that data…

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Organisational continuity plan

17 October 2020

What to consider when putting together your school’s organisational continuity plan The recent need to manage schools remotely has shown how vital it is for schools to consider and plan…

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Ofsted: talking to pupils on inspection

12 October 2020

Gathering evidence from pupils to find out about their experience of school is an essential part of any school inspection. Ofsted has provided guidance for inspectors on talking to pupils during…

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